Is Quantum Activism Actually From Biblical Times?

Is Quantum Activism Actually From Biblical Times?

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A guest post written by Diana Colarossi from San Juan Capistrano, California

Recently I watched a rebroadcast of the documentary “Quantum Activist.” I appreciated what I understood to be physicist Dr. Amit Goswami’s declaration of the reality of a unifying, perfect consciousness that realizes heaven on earth – that a knowledge and practice of higher consciousness based upon love, peace, and goodness will transform a conventional approach to health and life.Continue Reading

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

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A guest post written by Diana Colarossi from San Juan Capistrano, California.

Is Thanksgiving, a day, a holiday, or a state of mind? Does it matter if we celebrate Thanksgiving among friends, family, or alone?

Thanksgiving isn’t a day. It’s a state of mind giving gratitude to God. Thanks to God shouldn’t be confined to one special day of the year. Nor is it a time that must be spent with people, for joy can also be found in the quiet solitude of God’s presence.

Gratitude isn’t for what we had or have in human things, but to and for the provider of these things, God. God, in the goodness of His love, provides spiritually every idea, and the fruition of it. Therefore, while we are being grateful for the appearance of good in our lives, and this is important, the real denominator is the presence of God. Because God’s presence is universal, we can all be grateful.

Today, and everyday, let every heart unify in gratitude for not only everything we see here on earth that is good, waves in the ocean, blue sky and sun, for smiles from vibrant flowers, glorious creatures of God, for the very basic love of existence, and every perfect thought, but also for the cause and source of this goodness, God. Mary Baker Eddy, a nineteenth century Bible scholar, states these memorable words, “Gratitude and love should abide in every heart each day of all the years.”

This Thanksgiving isn’t a day; it’s a thankful heart, which is full every moment. Come let’s celebrate a day of thanks for His presence!

Article previously published November 22, 2012.

Transforming Life with Love

Transforming Life with Love

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A guest post written by Diana Colarossi

Two years ago an aggressive cat showed up at my home – meowing hungrily. He wanted attention but did not want to be touched and he appeared feral. I was afraid of him and he was afraid of me. It was an awkward beginning with his colorful language being mostly hisses and snarls. My husband and I fed him and nightly we would say kind words to him. But nothing changed until one night my husband spoke to him softly, lovingly, and was able to pet him. From that night on he became the loyal, love-filled, irreplaceable, paper-sitting member of my family. Four months later another cat found a way into my home. I’d like to say it was an easy decision to take the cats in and keep them, but it was outside my comfort zone to make quick decisions like these. But afterward, my home wasn’t the same and I felt blessed beyond belief by this transforming lesson of love.

There was an even more profound, life-changing transformation that my grandfather experienced during the widespread flu epidemic of 1918. He was a young father at the time and was surprised when a neighbor showed up at his home. After all, his whole family was sick with the flu and there was a quarantine sign on his front door. This neighbor had a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy to give to the family. The spiritual ideas in it, based upon the life and teachings of Christ Jesus, helped my grandfather and his entire family was quickly healed of the flu. The ideas and healing made such an impression on him that for the next seventy-plus years he continued to study The Holy Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and adhere to its spiritual perspective.

I can’t help but think about all of the blessings that came to him and his family from this good decision to consider a different perspective of health and life than he was accustomed to. For the next ninety years, his daughter, who is my mother, treasured and leaned upon this spiritual perspective to handle problems. A spiritual perspective proved invaluable when doctors told her I was born too prematurely to survive through the first night. Clinging to the idea of ever-present Life gave my mother the strength and understanding to see her baby’s life as whole, intact, and preserved.

Can you imagine making the decision to follow Christ Jesus? Take for example Simon, a common fisherman, who was invited by the Christ to follow Jesus. That decision, to forsake the comfortable for the transformative, allowed him to witness the effect of the Christ, to see Jesus walk on the sea. He actually walked on the sea also! His decision to follow and accept the new idea transformed him and his name was changed to Peter.

I can’t help thinking that, like Peter, my grandfather was invited to follow the Christ, to do and witness something new and transformative, not based upon the physical senses. This invitation to follow Christ appears to us in daily decisions to welcome and love the new. The new cat appeared right on our doorstep, or at the door of our thought, and I can attest to the blessings we received when we let him into our lives.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

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A guest post written by Diana Colarossi

Is Thanksgiving, a day, a holiday, or a state of mind? Does it matter if we celebrate Thanksgiving among friends, family, or alone?

Thanksgiving isn’t a day. It’s a state of mind giving gratitude to God. Thanks to God shouldn’t be confined to one special day of the year. Nor is it a time that must be spent with people, for joy can also be found in the quiet solitude of God’s presence.

Gratitude isn’t for what we had or have in human things, but to and for the provider of these things, God. God, in the goodness of His love, provides spiritually every idea, and the fruition of it. Therefore, while we are being grateful for the appearance of good in our lives, and this is important, the real denominator is the presence of God. Because God’s presence is universal, we can all be grateful.

Today, and everyday, let every heart unify in gratitude for not only everything we see here on earth that is good, waves in the ocean, blue sky and sun, for smiles from vibrant flowers, glorious creatures of God, for the very basic love of existence, and every perfect thought, but also for the cause and source of this goodness, God. Mary Baker Eddy, a nineteenth century Bible scholar, states these memorable words, “Gratitude and love should abide in every heart each day of all the years.”

This Thanksgiving isn’t a day; it’s a thankful heart, which is full every moment. Come let’s celebrate a day of thanks for His presence!

The Perennial Gift

 

The Perennial Gift

photo illustrated by Abhishek Kumar

A guest post written by Diana Colarossi

December is the “gift giving” month when religious holidays become an occasion for exchanging tokens of love. January, on the other hand, isn’t thought of in these terms – and neither is any other month of the year – but valuable gifts are given every day of the year.

Millions of people give caring gifts throughout the year by volunteering. According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, in America more than 62.8 million adults (excluding minors) volunteered in 2010, logging more than 8.1 billion hours of service. The value of this gift is estimated at $173 billion. Think of what all of those gifts included: gifts of food for those who are hungry, permanent housing for those needing shelter, babysitting for parents so they can work, caring for and finding loving homes for animals that would otherwise be euthanized.

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